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Birth stories

Readers share their stories of births in Belgium. Click here for more ...

A doula’s dream birth – Thainy & Kaël’s big day

Brazilian doula and mum-of-two, Thainy Macêdo, lets us share the story of her son Kaël's beautiful birth, in words and pictures. Enjoy!!

Jennifer’s birth stories – Part 2: William’s birth

Swedish-born Jennifer shares the story of her second son, William, born in Onze Lieve Vrouw Ziekenhuis in Mechelen.

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Guest articles

We're delighted to welcome articles from village partners! Click here for more ...

The Brussels Cakery’s Queen B(aker)

Baltimore-born, Brussels-based Jen Delgado tells us about the origins of The Brussels Cakery and about what life can be like running your own business.

Parent-preneurs

Mums and dads share their stories about running their own business in Belgium. Click here for more ...

The Brussels Cakery’s Queen B(aker)

Baltimore-born, Brussels-based Jen Delgado tells us about the origins of The Brussels Cakery and about what life can be like running your own business.

The mom-preneur giving parents the gift of time!

Local mum Tali Chafai tells us how her family concierge service Family Time Saver came to life!

Life after Belgium

All good things come to an end! Readers who have left Belgium reflect on life away from home. Click here for more ...

Back across the pond

American mum Becca, whose two children were born here in Brussels, shares some reflections about life in and after Belgium.

From Brussels to Dubai

Violaine Carnoy tells us about her family's move from grey Belgium to the sunny Middle-East.

the village blog

Creator of the village, Siobhán McGonigle, shares stories, recipes and ideas from Irish-Belgian-Danish family life.

Inked at 40

Village elder, Siobhán McGonigle shares her story of getting inked for the first time at 40.

Family food – veggie chili

Here at the village headquarters, this is one meal that always goes down a treat! Even more importantly, it's easy and...

Dad's eye view

Dad’s eye view – the births of F and C

Irish-born Stephen tells us about the births of his two children, born in 2015 and 2017 in Brussels.